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An intimate look at family, architecture, interiors and fashion in Victorian Wisconsin between 1885 and 1900

Learn about the lives of upper-middle class Wisconsinites in the Victorian period between 1885 and 1900.

Date: 1916 

Description: An outdoor group portrait of the students of South Heart Prairie School. Identified on the back of the portrait are Eda Papcke, Ella Koestler, Ruth Gutzmer...

Drawing

Threshing

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: A threshing scene in a field. One man pitches grain into a threshing machine while standing on the load of grain in the wagon pulled by two horses. A secon...

Date: 1976-05-01 

Description: A bride walks down the aisle in the United Church of Christ/Congregational Church in Delavan. An usher stands to the right in the background. A painting of...

Date: 1934 

Description: Baby Richard Quinney held by his mother, Alice Quinney, standing next to a car on Christmas day.

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Two boys sled down a snow covered hillside at the farm. Two leafless trees are on the right. Along the horizon is a red building on the left with a fence s...

Date: 1938 

Description: Label submitted to the state of Wisconsin for trademark registration. "Cream Top Beer, Whitewater Brewing Co." Pictured on the label is a man sitting at a...

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: An elevated view of a man on a tractor harrowing a field on a hillside. A road and field run along the left side and a small field and trees appear on the...

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Description: Portrait of a young Kenneth Lewis Moffat Pray (1882-1948. Kenneth was born September 27, 1882,in Whitewater, WI,the son of Theron B. Pray (1849-1920), a te...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Marjorie Quinney, Richard Quinney's aunt, wearing a stole and a checkered coat, standing behind a Model-T Ford on the family farm with sheds in background.

Photograph

Winter Coat

Date: 2003 ca.

Description: Winter coat hanging from the attic rafters in the Quinney farmhouse.

Photograph

Raising the Flag

Date: 1932 

Description: Two unidentified girls pose holding an American flag at base of a flagpole at Lauderdale Lake School. There is a large barn in the background and a car is...

Date: 1925 

Description: An unidentified man in a buggy stops to water his horse at an old trough in the middle of the road. There is a handbill on a utility pole on the left.

Date: 1892-07 

Description: Parade of men, women, and young people attending the second convention of the Wisconsin Loyal Temperance Union at Delavan. The LTL was a branch of the Wom...

Date: 1873 

Description: Reverend H.A. Preus and his family pose seated outdoors in front of the Spring Prairie parsonage.

Photograph

Folk Dancing

Date: 1931 ca.

Description: Three couples of school age children perform a folk dance outdoors in the grass. The boys wear knickers and patterned stockings; the girls are in dresses....

Photograph

John Quinney

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: John Quinney, Richard Quinney's grandfather, standing in front of a horse-drawn harrow on the fields of his farm.

Photograph

Getting Water

Date: 1931 

Description: George Stallman and Walter Shinkus pose with a bucket at the water pump outside the Tibbets School. They are "getting water for the school." There are hou...

Photograph

Flower Girls

Date: 1931-05 

Description: Faye Finch, Dorothy Tober and Doris Behling pose out of doors. They are dressed in crepe paper costumes with petalled skirts, leaf bibs and caps with stem...

Photograph

Hay Mowing

Date: 1947 

Description: Young Ralph Quinney driving a horse-drawn hay-mower on his family's farm.

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